Poole Harbour Canoe Club is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation -  Registration # 1152531

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This leaflet has been produced to help

canoeists enjoy the harbour safely

while increasing awareness of bird

sensitive areas and how they can

minimise the disturbance to important

species while appreciating the wildlife. It was

funded by Natural England and the RNLI, supported

by the Poole Harbour Steering Group and was produced by the Dorset Coast Forum with the input of many organisations including Birds of Poole Harbour, Poole Harbour Commissioners, Dorset Wildlife Trust, the National Trust, the Borough of Poole and the Poole Harbour Canoe Club.

Poole Harbour Commissioners have also produced this map of bird sensitive areas -

This too can be downloaded as a pdf

( click on the image area )

Remember we all share Poole Harbour

– try to leave it undisturbed for the

wildlife and other harbour users

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Found a Problem ?

If you would like to know more about the harbour and the protection needed for the environment of which all water users should be aware - then download this new leaflet produced following a collaborative effort initiated by the Dorset Coast            Forum Environment Services

                    ( Click the image for the link )

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Seal Sightings Code of conduct web.pdf Download the Dorset Wildlife Trust’s ‘Seal Sighting’ form Download the Dorset Wildlife Trust’s  ‘Multiple Seal Sighting’ form

Please report seal sightings including photos to

Dorset Wildlife Trust           

01929 481044   



If you are concerned about the welfare of a marine mammal

Contact  British Divers Marine Life Rescue

01825 765546


07787 433412

(out of hours)